ICS: Oil Tanker Ban on BC’s North Coast Is a Hindrance to International Maritime Trade 1

ICS: Oil Tanker Ban on BC’s North Coast Is a Hindrance to International Maritime Trade

The Canadian Senate is giving consideration to legislation — Bill C-48 — that would prohibit large tankers carrying crude and heavy oils from stopping, loading or unloading at ports in northern B.C. The area covered by...
ICS: FONARs Are ‘Not A Free Pass’ To Use Non-Compliant Low Sulphur Fuel 2

ICS: FONARs Are ‘Not A Free Pass’ To Use Non-Compliant Low Sulphur Fuel

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has welcomed the decision in principle by the UN IMO that safety or operational concerns about the quality of low sulphur fuels may, in exceptional circumstances, be a valid reason...
Shipping Industry Urges European Commission To Extend Consortia Block Exemption Regulation 3

Shipping Industry Urges European Commission To Extend Consortia Block Exemption Regulation

Four trade associations representing the international liner shipping industry today submitted comments to the European Commission supporting extension of the EU consortia block exemption regulation (“BER”) for an additional five years beyond its current 2020 expiration...
ICS offers free guidance on IMO sulfur cap compliance 4

ICS offers free guidance on IMO sulfur cap compliance

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has produced a free comprehensive guidance on implementation planning to help shipowners comply with the upcoming IMO global sulfur cap. The guidance has been prepared for what ICS says will...
ICS gives new guidance on garbage management plans 5

ICS gives new guidance on garbage management plans

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has recently published a new edition of its “Guidance for the Preparation and Implementation of Garbage Management Plans as Required by MARPOL Annex V.” This second edition is intended to...
ICS Announces New Edition Of Best Practice Safety Guide For Gas Carrier Operators

ICS Announces New Edition of Best Practice Safety Guide for Gas Carrier Operators

The global trade association for ship operators, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has announced that it will soon be publishing a new edition of the ICS Tanker Safety Guide (Liquefied Gas). The ‘ICS Gas Guide’...